Tag: Muse

La sfida delle Pieridi (c.1523-1527)

Rosso Fiorentino (1495-1540) La sfida delle Pieridi (The Challenge of the Pierides) c.1523–1527 Oil on wood transferred to canvas, 31 x 63 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris A rare mythological subject This small painting represents an episode reported by Ovid in…

Bella Rosenfeld

(1889–1944) Bella Rosenfeld Chagall Бэлла Розенфельд-Шагал Marc, Bella and their daughter Ida, Paris 1924. Bella in Art: Chagall, Marc (1887-1985) Bella au col blanc 1917 Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris   Born December 14 1889 Vitebsk (Belarus) Died September 2 1944 Tupper Lake,…

Kiki de Montparnasse

(1901–1953) Alice Ernestine Prin Le Violon d’Ingres, photograph by Man Ray (1924). Kiki in Art: Modigliani, Amedeo (1884-1920) Testa di donna 1915 Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid   Born October 2 1901 Châtillon-sur-Seine (France) Died March 23 1953 Paris (France) Occupation Actress Art Model Occupation Painter…

Parnaso (4th quarter of the 15th century)

Mantegna, Andrea (c.1431-1506) Parnaso (Parnassus) 4th quarter of the 15th century Tempera on canvas, 159 x 192 cm Musée du Louvre, Paris Commissioned during the winter of 1496–1497 by Isabelle d’Este, Marchioness of Mantua (1474-1539) for the decoration of her first studiolo…

Henriette Darricarrère

(1901-?) Matisse painting the model Henriette Darricarrère. Matisse drawing the model Henriette Darricarrère. Darricarrère in Art: Matisse, Henri (1869-1954) Le Coffret chinois 1922 Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia     Matisse, Henri (1869-1954) Fête des fleurs 1923 Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland     Matisse, Henri (1869-1954)…

Le peintre (1934)

Picasso, Pablo (1881-1973) Le peintre (The Painter) 1934 Oil on canvas, 98.4 x 80.3 cm Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford Curatorial Narrative: Picasso depicts himself standing before his model, Marie Thérèse Walter, object of his passion and persistent subject in his work for nearly…

Marie-Thérèse Walter

(1909–1977) Marie-Thérèse in Art: Picasso, Pablo (1881-1973) Le fauteuil rouge 1931 Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago     Picasso, Pablo (1881-1973) Femme nue dans un fauteuil rouge 1932 Tate Britain, London     Picasso, Pablo (1881-1973) Le peintre 1934 Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford  …

Gala Éluard (1924)

Ernst, Max (1891-1976) Gala Éluard 1924 Oil on canvas, 81.3 × 65.4 cm Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York This evocative portrait reveals the deeply intertwined personal and artistic lives of members of the Surrealist circle and depicts the movement’s fascination…

Apollo dormiente con le Muse (c.1549)

Lotto, Lorenzo (1480-1557) Apollo dormiente con le Muse che si disperdono e la Fama in fuga (Sleeping Apollo with the Muses Dispersing and Fame Fleeing) c.1549 Oil on canvas, 44.5 × 74 cm Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest